Kingdoms Of Southeast Asia
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Seim Reap, Luang Prabang, Bang Long Lao, Bangkok
Delve into an ancient and mysterious world. Begin in Vietnam and explore its complex relationship with the West. From there, a colorful mosaic unfolds. Immerse yourself in a private traditional blessing ceremony. Explore the hundreds of Buddhas found in the Pak Ou caves. Visit a Hmong hill tribe village in Laos. Find inspiration at Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple, the world's largest religious structure. Come to know this region through interactions with local villagers and a journey on the Mekong River. From contemplating the Fall of Saigon to exploring a once forgotten temple deep in the jungle, each day paints a new picture of the rich cultures of Southeast Asia.
Our prices start from2,699 LAND ONLY
17 Days • GUIDED • 31 MealsOperated Tour
- 15 nights accommodation
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 17 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Three extraordinary countries captivate with rich culture and history. Take in the majesty of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia on a journey through these kingdoms of Southeast Asia.
Day 2 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Hanoi. Layers of the city's complex past can be found interwoven into its modern culture. Known for its French colonial architecture, tree-lined streets, and vibrant street food scene, Hanoi is Vietnam's dynamic capital and second most populous city.
Day 3 - Hanoi
Start your morning with a city tour of Hanoi and the Old Quarter. Visit Ba Dinh Square and the Temple of Literature. Follow the meandering streets, decorated with temples and pagodas, and feast on the history before you. After working up an appetite, enjoy a walking food tour featuring some of Vietnam's most famous dishes such as banh mi and pho. Enjoy coffee and views of Hoan Kiem Lake – the "Lake of the Restored Sword" – at a rooftop café. Later this evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 4 - Hanoi
Your day starts at the infamous Hoa Lo Prison. This historic site, dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton" by American POWs, is now a museum that tells the story of colonial history from the Vietnamese perspective. Following your visit, sit down with a local veteran from the Vietnam War to chat and connect with him as he recounts his history. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5 - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Journey to Ha Long Bay and board a charming junk boat for an overnight cruise - the perfect vantage point for soaking up the landscape. Once on board, enjoy a feast of fresh seafood as you sail past vistas of low green mountains, small villages, hundreds of islands, and limestone peaks jutting out from the sea. Disembark to discover the wonders of nature, history, and archaeology. Back on board, sit back and relax as the sounds and peaceful sway of the boat lull you to sleep. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 6 - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An
Your day begins with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Then, it's your choice! Explore vibrant waters by traditional row boat -OR- see it from the seat of a kayak. Cruise back to the harbor and return to Hanoi. Fly to Da Nang and travel to Hoi An (UNESCO), an ancient trading port. Enjoy a savory meal at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7 - Hoi An
Explore the flavors of Hoi An. Board a basket boat and journey along the Co Co River for an immersive cooking class. Learn how to catch seafood in the river and grind rice into flour. Use your ingredients to cook four classic dishes which you'll enjoy for lunch. Continue with a moving experience at a local café and celebrate the work of talented artisans that create sustainable and fair-trade products. Before you leave, take part in an immersive lantern-making experience and create colorful beacons of prosperity. Later, on a walking tour of the old town, stroll by the ornate Chinese-style temple Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and a 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. End at the vibrant market on the banks of the Thu Bon. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 8 - Hoi An
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the magic of Hoi An. Walk along the canals that cut through Ancient Town on your own, uncovering a preserved history interwoven into the modern way of life. Perhaps you'll visit an art gallery, wander through a cultural museum, or go shopping for the perfect souvenir. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 9 - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
Leave Hoi An and fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the energetic urban capital formerly known as Saigon. On an eye-opening city tour, you'll see the Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral,* and the Reunification Palace. Head over to explore treasures from local vendors on display at the Old Market in District 1. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
Take to the waters of the famous Mekong Delta. As you sail along, your guide will delve into the history and culture of the region. Find lush tropical gardens, local markets, and a bustling energy that gives an intriguing peek into everyday life. Discover the region's cottage industry with a visit to a coconut candy factory and learn how this confection is made. Enjoy lunch featuring southern Vietnamese cuisine before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh City. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City
Spend your morning at the Cu Chi Tunnels, a maze of underground passageways used as hideouts by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City before your dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap, Cambodia
This afternoon, board your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia's gateway to the wonders of Angkor. In this ancient city, you'll discover a world where colonial and Chinese architecture melds into a sophisticated urban and culinary scene. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant accompanied by a traditional Khmer dance performance. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 13 - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Siem Reap
Depart for a sunrise at Angkor Wat, a perfect example of classic Khmer architecture. Enter its eastern gate and exit to the west, watching the sunlight dance along stones. Have breakfast back at the hotel before returning to Angkor. Later, visit Ta Prohm, a sprawling monastic complex that is overgrown with jungle. At Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmers, visit the Terrace of the Leper King and the temples of Baphuon and Bayon, 11th- and 12th-century masterpieces at the center of the city. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 14 - Siem Reap - Preah Dak - Siem Reap
Start your day at the Visitor Center of APOPO, where "hero rats" are trained to navigate minefields and save lives. Learn about the country's history with war and meet the professional rats at a demonstration. Continue to the village of Preah Dak to see how Nom Banh Jok (rice noodles) are created. Get a peek into the local culture at the palm sugar market, where tree sap is gathered and cooked for sugar. Make your way to Les Chantiers Ecoles, where local apprentices are trained in fine arts, and peruse the different workshops of sculpture, carving, and more. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 15 - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang, Laos
Connect with locals at the JWOC Community Center** and learn about their ongoing projects. Your day continues with a flight to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos. Get acquainted with the city with your guide. Then, it's your choice! Venture into the lively outdoor markets at night -OR- return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 16 - Luang Prabang
Hop into a tuk tuk with a guide and make your way to the city center, including a visit to the National Museum – the former Royal Palace. Continue to Wat Xieng Thong monastery, decorated in eye-catching gold. Meander along the Nam Khan River to Wat Khili, highlighting the local culture and history. After lunch, cruise to the Pak Ou Caves, shrouded in mystery and home to thousands of Buddha statues. End your day with a home-hosted dinner and traditional Baci ceremony – celebrating a significant event in someone's life. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 17 - Luang Prabang - Ban Long Lao - Luang Prabang
Begin your morning with a traditional alms offering, gathering with monks before exploring a nearby market. After breakfast back at the hotel, journey to a traditional Hmong hill tribe village in Ban Long Lao and get to know the tribe and their way of life. Set out on an easy hike*** through lush jungle and panoramic mountain scenery to the incredible Kuang Si Waterfall. After a picnic lunch, return to Luang Prabang. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 18 - Luang Prabang - Bangkok, Thailand
Board your flight to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. A feast for the senses, this bustling city on the banks of the Chao Phraya River blends cosmopolitan sophistication with a strong sense of history and tradition. Tonight, join your fellow travelers and toast to the end of your adventure on a Klong dinner cruise. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 19 - Bangkok, Tour Ends
Return home with memories of your travels through the kingdoms of Southeast Asia. Today breakfast will be included.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land, cruise and on-tour flights only, based on August 27, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $800. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Rates and dates for this 19 day tour, begin August, 2021; for prior dates up to April 2022.
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